The mission of the StanCares Team is to promote a safe and productive learning, living and working environment by addressing the needs of students through coordination and assessment of information and developing a supportive plan.
What We Do
The StanCares Team reviews reports to assess available information about whether a student, campus community member, group or situation poses a threat, and determines a course of action to support the campus community member and intervene before behavior escalates.
The StanCares Team receives reports from departments across campus and from the community about concerns regarding the wellbeing and behavior of campus community members. The team tailors their response to each report by providing specific guidance, resources and referrals to students, staff and faculty.
The StanCares Team provides follow-up and support to campus community members. The StanCares Team is coordinated jointly by and submits recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources.
10 Core Functions of a Behavioral Intervention Team
- Educate the campus community about behaviors of concern and reporting procedures
- Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff administration, and students in assisting individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors
- Serve as the central point of contact for individuals reporting aberrant student behavior or behavior that deviates from an established baseline
- Triage reports – identifying patterns of aberrant behaviors which might suggest the need for an intervention
- Assess threat/risk
- Assess available resources
- Follow a formalized protocol of instructions for communication, coordination, and intervention
- Coordinate follow-up – Connect individuals with needed campus and community resources
- Observe ongoing behavior of individuals who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior
- Assess long-term success
Sokolow, B., Lewis, W.S., Manzo, L., Schuster, S.,Byrnes, J., & Van Brunt,B. (2011). The Book on BIT. (pp. 7-12).